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Boston Approves Major Food Truck Expansion: 15 New Mobile Eateries

By Lisa van der Pool, Boston Business Journal
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BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Thomas M. Menino has approved 15 new permanent food truck locations in several Boston neighborhoods, the Boston Redevelopment Authority announced in a news release on Tuesday.

Fifteen food truck businesses, named in the news release, will rotate among the sites starting Wednesday, July 13. The effort is part of Boston’s Food Truck Program, which designates permanent spots on the streets of Boston were food truck vendors can apply to operate, according to the city.

The city isn’t done yet, said Edith Murnane, the city “food czar,” whose official title is director of food initiatives. More food truck locations are to be announced, including a potential MBTA location, she said.

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“Most people eat about 30 percent of their meals outside of their homes … And food trucks can play an important role in that,” Murnane said, by offering healthy options.

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal reports

In a statement, Mayor Thomas M. Menino said food trucks are “a fun, fresh way for people to enjoy a variety of food, much of it healthy and locally produced.”

The culinary vehicles will be located in the Back Bay, Bay Village, South End, Fenway, Kenmore/BU, Dorchester, Boston Marine Industrial Park/South Boston Waterfront and the Charlestown Navy Yard neighborhoods, according to the city.

The initial vendors will include The Cupcakory, Redbones BBQ, Grilled Cheese Nation, Kick*ss Cupcakes, Clover Fast Food and the Froyo Truck, among others.

The Mayor’s Healthy Food Initiative will also play a role in the food truck program, as food truck vendors must offer at least one healthy menu option.

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